Getting braces as an adult can be almost as daunting as when you are a teenager. You might be worried about how orthodontics will affect your career or social life, as traditional braces will cause a temporary change in your appearance.
However, temporary is the key here – and this change will lead to a significant improvement in your appearance as well as your own sense of self-confidence.
With so many advancements in orthodontics, braces are far less visible these days, with some braces being virtually invisible to others! In this article, we take a look at the common concerns adults have about getting braces to help you decide whether to go ahead with orthodontic work.
Are You Worried about the Appearance of Braces?
The most common concern adults have with braces is thinking that they will create the classic “metal mouth” appearance.
This is more commonly found on children and teenagers but might be more surprising on an adult. Today’s braces are a lot more visually appealing than in past years, with a range of colour options for both the brackets and the elastics, including tooth-coloured options. You can also look into less noticeable orthodontic options such as Invisalign “invisible braces” or lingual braces .
Lingual braces which are just like conventional braces except the brackets and wires are attached to the back of your teeth instead of the front. With these less visible orthodontic treatment options, your work colleagues and friends won’t even know your braces are there!
Worried About the Cost of Adult Braces?
Another concern that many adults have is the financial cost of braces. While orthodontic treatment can seem like a significant outlay, many dentists are affiliated with private health funds to assist you with the cost of adult braces. Investing money in treatment now can also save you money later.
Adults who haven’t paid enough attention to their teeth often pay financially later in life, when they need expensive crowns or bridges to repair their smile.
Discuss Adult Braces with an Experienced Orthodontist
If you’re still unsure about getting adult braces, remember – if Tom Cruise and Faye Dunaway can do it in their 40s and 60s, so can you. Even Beyonce has worn braces and been proud to do so!
At Tony Weir Orthodontics , a qualified orthodontist will be able to provide an expert opinion and treatment plan for you. We offer a wide range of professional orthodontic treatments for adults, helping you achieve a more confident, beautiful smile.
If you’d like to find out more about options for adult braces, call 07 3278 1492 or contact us online to book an appointment.